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Poster: acetboy Date: Aug 17, 2007 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-08-17 19:20:48

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 17, 2007 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

They got pretty well set in their ways with regard to when a lot of songs were played during any given show. But at my first show, which was in '76, the first set ended with Dancin' In The Streets>Jam>Wharf Rat>Jam>Dancin' In The Streets. Still, I don't know if that was ever done before or since.

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 17, 2007 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

What show was that? Sounds like a great combo.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 17, 2007 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

That would be Oakland Coliseum, 10/10/76, one I have a tendency to mention somewhat frequently, but hopefully not too frequently.

Yeah, that was a pretty mindblowing jam. When they made it back around to Dancin', I'd have to say that was the moment I became a Dead Head, even though by that point in my life I didn't know there was such a thing. It was the first time I had ever even heard the Dead, my first concert, my first dose. Big day. If only I'd known how momentous it would all turn out to be perhaps I would have waited for that day to lose my virginity.

And now I've shared too much.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Aug 17, 2007 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

you bet! My first show also...I do remember Dancin in the streets, I'd made my way thru the crowd to stage left, watching in amazement the spinners and some bare-breasted gals- The Who closed the show with an amazing set also.
And tricky-Dick on a pole taped on...incognito. I'd love to find the Who's set on tape. I know it's out there....

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 20, 2007 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29/04/1971 - makes me wonder

As the years go by, it sinks in more and more just how lucky we were to have been there for at least one of the two shows they did that weekend---one of the all-time great double bills of the classic rock era. Both bands really had their game face on. I still have vivid images in my mind of Moon, Townshend, and Daltrey defining the term "high energy." If I dig really deep into the memory banks, I think I can just barely see the Tricky Dick you mention, but I definitely remember the Uncle Sam on stilts walking around on the concourse, extending a big rubbery costume palm so people could shake that shook the hand. A really nice visual was that beautiful pastel scrim border that outlined the stage, with the fog of San Francisco turning into clouds and reaching over to form the fog of London, with the American, then British phone booths on stage for the final touch.